MTA to Place an Elevator at Mosholu Parkway #4 Station

With the MTA fifty-five billion dollar capital budget passed earlier Wednesday morning three state legislators, two community board member, the executive director of a nearby hospital, and a wheel chair bound advocate for accessibility cheered the addition of an elevator to the Mosholu Parkway #4 elevated subway station in the five year MTA Capital Plan.

City Council hopeful Eric Dinowitz opens the press conference.

Tracy Towers Tenant President Jean Hill and 2021 City Council candidate Eric Dinowitz collected over 2,000 signatures for the elevator, which were presented to the MTA board. State Senator Jamaal Bailey, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, and neighboring Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz were joined by Executive Director Cristina Contreras of North Central Bronx Hospital, and wheelchair bound advocate Dustin Jones in announcing that in the five year capital plan thirty-million dollars has been set aside to put an elevator at the Mosholu Station.

State Senator Bailey speaks on the need for other elevated stations to have elevators.

According to Councilman Dinowitz the money will come from the Congestion Pricing fee. Assemblywoman Fernandez and State Senator Bailey said that they would love to see elevators at all elevated subway stations. The time frame is within the 2020 – 2024 capital budget. Dinowitz said that it will be our job to hold the MTA accountable, and make sure that this elevator gets built.

Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez thanks the MTA for deciding to place an elevator at this elevated station.
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